Here at John Chatham Cars, we know that your vehicle is your pride and joy, and you want it to be out on the road, not stuck in the garage awaiting maintenance and repair. We share your love for classic cars and offer efficient, professional and high-quality maintenance services, so you can quickly get your car back on the road where it's meant to be.

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Our founder John Chatham himself spent many happy years driving Austin Healeys, and over the course of his career he came to know every contour and feature of what remains one of Britain's best-loved cars. His passion for Austin Healeys is a central part of our heritage, and underpins our commitment to providing high-quality services. We're internationally renowned for our knowledge of Austin Healeys and our technical expertise, covering everything from small repairs through to Concours rebuilds, but that's far from the only car we work with. We can also work on the majority of the BMC/ Austin range and the later British Leyland models, while we also have vast experience in Jaguars, including the fabulous E-Type. Our spacious, well-equipped workshops allow us to provide an engine building service, standard repair and modification, while our machining needs are outsourced locally for a quick turnaround with a machine shop which provides the highest quality and precision. We also specialise in the rebuilding of Austin Healey Gearboxes on site, so we've got all the racing bases covered.

Many of our customers and friends come to us to get their cars ready for races, with our specialist engineering and bespoke fabrication skills keeping vehicles in top condition. We offer full competition preparation for both races and rallies, as well as support at the circuits, so that our customers can put all their energy into driving as fast as possible.

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It's not all about racing of course, fun though it undoubtedly is, and we also offer general servicing and maintenance, for everything from simple oil and filter changes to MOTs and large mechanical repairs. While we're based in the UK, we work with clients from all over the world, and always go the extra mile to deliver a bespoke, high-quality service. Classic car owners are a discriminating bunch, so we know its important that the stylish exterior of the Austin Healey is matched by a comfortable, well appointed interior. We provide basic interior trim repair as well as full trim restorations, including bespoke and tailored finishes, all done on site in our in-house trim shop. At John Chatham Cars, we have a wealth of experience in working with Classic Cars, from body repair and preparation, painting and finishing, right through to full restoration. We offer the highest quality of body alignment and paint finish on Austin Healeys and Classic Cars more generally, so that we can keep these great vehicles on the road, wherever our customers may be driving them.


Race Day Preparation

With over 40 years experience of racing Healeys and other classic cars across the world , John Chatham is steeped in the racing scene, from his days of going wheel-to-wheel with Timo Makinen, right through to the sport that we know today.

His son Jack is now following in his footsteps, gaining a great reputation in his own right for his love of classic cars and commitment to great service. He’s also shown a rapid pair of wheels on the track too, which is helping to keep the family name at the forefront of the industry.

We bring all that passion and knowledge to bear in preparing cars for their next racing outing. With our heritage in the industry, preparing a Healey or any other classic car is more than a job for us, it’s a labour of love, and we won’t rest until everything is working exactly as it should.


At John Chatham cars, we offer full race preparation and support for clients at race circuits across the globe, with everything done in-house. Our highly-skilled team have the knowledge to rapidly identify any issues with your car, and the skills required to deal with them.

Whether it’s a case of just tweaking the engine, modifying the gear box, or a bigger job, we will get your car back in full working order, ready for its next outing, leaving you free to concentrate on what you do best – drive fast.  .

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This is our passion we live breath and love classic cars please get in touch if you want to be a part of the John Chatham Experience.

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